Rising Star of the Year


An increasingly competitive accounting industry calls for professionals who are determined to make their services and work stand out and make a notable difference.

This award recognises an outstanding accounting professional in Australia who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to success in their career in the accounting industry. It considers the activities, strategies and actions of the rising star in terms of positioning themselves for future success.


This award is open to accounting professionals of all ages practising in Australia during the 2017 calendar year. Entrants must be in their first three years of full-time employment within the accounting profession after having completed applicable tertiary studies.


  • When did you begin working in the Australian accounting industry?
  • Highlight your career progression since entering the industry.
  • Outline steps you have taken to stand out above your peers in 2017.
  • Outline extracurricular activities you have undertaken to position yourself for success in your career in the accounting industry.
  • Outline all professional development you have undertaken since completing your university studies.
  • Where do you think the biggest opportunities in the profession are right now?
  • Outline how you positioned yourself to capitalise on these opportunities in 2017.